Sunday, 18 November 2012

72 - Carand88 Witchy Kitty

This is the cute little Witchy Kitty from Carand88.
Stitched on 28count Burnt Orange Jobelan, my favourite fabric for Hallowe'en stitching.

I changed the main colour from cream to a nice silver grey (DMC 415) because it looks nicer on the orange.
I also changed the eyes to metallic green DMC.

Framed as part of a quartet of Spooky Kitties.  Two done, two to go.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

71 - Joan Elliott Sweet Pea Fairy

Debbie asked for Fairies, Angels and Goddesses.  Originally I thought of Winter or Poppy.  But Winter faced the wrong way and Poppy wasn't blingy enough!  Luckily Joan releases so many new designs  I was able to find the perfect Fairy in the guise of Miss Sweet Pea.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

70 - Just Nan Frightful

Stitched on 28count lilac Britney evenweave using the recommended DMC.
I used Sullivans black as I had a free sample.  I will not be using this thread again!
To get dense coverage I used three techniques for the black:
in the straight line borders I stitched using 2 strands then did one long straight stitch underneath the crosses,
for the motifs I used three strands,
for the spiders and the ghosts' faces I used smyrna crosses as charted.
The ghostie charm and the lovely variegated thread for the leviathon stitches were both included with the chart.
The frame is a cheap raw wood box framed coloured using a black marker pen.

69 - WOCS November Chysanthemum

Stitched on 16 count aida and hand-coloured